• Press Release

    Statement on the Passing of Ronald Jensen

    WASHINGTON, DC July 13, 2017 — Ronald Jensen’s contributions to the seafood community were invaluable. He recognized the dangers of working the water and the heart and soul brave fishermen put int...

  • Advocacy Press Release

    Foodservice Companies Prepare for Greenpeace Groundhog Day

    July 12, 2017 – WASHINGTON, DC – What is shaping up to be an annual, and almost entirely ignored tradition from Greenpeace is about to arrive; the ranking of food service companies based on what G...

  • Press Release

    NFI Welcomes NOAA’s New National Marine Fisheries Service Assistant Administrator Chris Oliver

    June 20, 2017— The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) welcomes Chris Oliver as the new head of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS.) Mr. Oliver most recently served as Executive Director of ...

  • Sustainability Press Release

    NFI Statement on NOAA’s Reports to Congress

    May 9, 2017— Today NOAA Fisheries released both its Status of the Stocks and Fisheries Economics of the United States reports to Congress. The Status of the Stocks report continues to illustrate ...

  • Press Release

    NFI Statement on Misguided Mexican Shrimp Boycott

    WASHINGTON, DC March 16, 2017 — The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) and our members are committed to sustainable fishing and support efforts to combat Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fi...

  • Press Release

    FDA/EPA Fish Consumption Advice Misses The Mark

    Redesigned Message to Moms Confuses, Fails Science-Based Mandate January 18, 2017 San Francisco, CA – Newly released FDA/EPA advice to women on eating seafood runs the risk of confusing moms and ...

  • Health Press Release

    Substantial Seafood Consumption Increase Reflected in Top 10 List

    October 27, 2016 – Washington, DC – In 2015 Americans ate 15.5 pounds of seafood per capita, up nearly a full pound (0.9 lb.) from 2014. The increase is reflected in multiple species across the N...

  • Press Release

    Statement on Associated Press Report of Labor Violations in Hawaiian Fishery

    WASHINGTON, DC September 7, 2016 — NFI members have zero tolerance for human trafficking and or labor violations. Some workplace exemptions have historically allowed certain sectors to fill jobs ...

  • Sustainability Press Release

    MEDIA ALERT: Brace For More Baseless Rankings from Greenpeace

    August 18, 2016  – WASHINGTON, DC – Greenpeace is preparing to released yet another fund raising campaign and this time it will rank foodservice companies. The list will undoubtedly follow the t...

  • Health Press Release

    NFI Launches Dish on Fish Blog and Social Channels, for Seafood Education Initiative

    As a key part of its new initiative to educate Americans about the benefits and enjoyment of eating seafood, the National Fisheries Institute this week is expanding its online reach with the launch of...

  • Sustainability Press Release

    NFI Crab Council Hires Crab Sustainability Envoy

    August 2, 2016 Washington, DC – The National Fisheries Institute’s Crab Council has hired Abdul Ghofar, Ph.D. as its Crab Sustainability Envoy. Working in Indonesian fisheries for over thirty ...

  • Policy Press Release

    NFI Statement On Senate Catfish Vote

    The National Fisheries Institute congratulates the Senate for taking decisive and bipartisan action in voting to disapprove the USDA catfish regulation.  The Senate action, supported by Senators from...

  • Press Release

    NFI Launches New AboutSeafood.com

    May 18, 2016 Washington, DC – The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) has launched its newly redesigned website, Aboutseafood.com. It’s not just the look of the site that’s changed, its functiona...

  • IUU Press Release

    NFI Statement on Port State Measures Agreement

    WASHINGTON, DC May 17, 2016 — This week’s international approval of the ground-breaking Port State Measures Agreement puts yet another arrow in the quiver of regulators who are fighting Illegal Un...

  • Policy Press Release

    Government Accountability Office Calls USDA Catfish Program a Waste for 10th Time

    Duplicative Program Targeted for a Record 10th Time  April 27, 2016 Washington, DC – The USDA’s catfish inspection program wastes millions of taxpayer dollars and does a job already being done...